Wanted to go up one aspect ratio in size from the 225/55-17s that came on my Genesis, to smooth out the ride on rough pavement (about all we have in IL). Great tires, very quiet, and smooth riding. Huge improvement over the Dunlop SP5000s that came on the car. Gave up a very small amount of wet handling, but very acceptable overall. I use General Altimax Artic's in the winter, so no evaluation of snow traction. Would definitely recommend this tire to others.